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Notes on A Sense of the Whole (Reading Mark Gonnerman Reading Gary Snyder)

Mark Gonnerman was a participant in SPLAB’s Becoming Cascadian retreat last spring. In 1997 he organized a yearlong research workshop on Gary Snyder’s long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End. Writers, teachers and scholars from North America and Japan discussed … Continue reading

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Postcard Impersonality

Reading Mark Gonnerman’s book A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder’s Mountains and Rivers Without End I came to Tim Dean’s essay on The Other Voice. In the essay he states that in his 40 year epic poem, since Snyder: …harmonizes … Continue reading

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Poetry with Purpose

In planning for the Becoming Cascadian weekend May 31-June 3, 2018, the model used by my spiritual community (Subud) for its annual kejiwaan gathering is key. A very democratic affair in which there is an opening and closing circle which … Continue reading

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